Originally posted by Kaep4MVP:All I know is if we were on the defensive end the consensus here would've been it was a good no call. I'm just trying to be unbias. I think the no call was just as right as if it would've been called.
But Crabtree should've seen the blitz and ran straight to the corner of the endzone for the fade. Cris Carter said it himself. He ran a terrible route and ran right into the defender. Kaepernick didn't have time to wait for Crabtree to get in position to throw, he had to get rid of it as quick as possible. Crabtree should've seen that.
If it were the other way around I would have said that we got away with one. But it didn't so that's not what we're talking about.
The route Crabtree ran becomes irrelevant if he's being interfered with. That's why it's called "holding" and "pass interference."
Sure, he could have ran a better route. But There is no rule that I'm aware of which allows holding if the defender doesn't agree with the receivers route.
I don't see how that even applies to this conversation at all. He was held. It should have been flagged.
Plain and simple.